449 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations, b/w maps, tables
Foundations of Wildlife Diseases is a comprehensive overview of the basic principles governing the study of wildlife diseases. The authors integrate theoretical foundations with a thorough examination of the factors that can affect the health and fitness of animals and provide specific information on a wide array of infectious agents, such as bacteria, viruses, arthropods, fungi, protista, and helminths, as well as immunity to these agents. Foundations are also provided for the study of noninfectious diseases, cancers, and prion diseases of wildlife.
Supporting students, faculty, and researchers in areas related to wildlife management, biology, and veterinary sciences, Foundations of Wildlife Diseases fills an important gap in wildlife disease resources and gives systematic focus to mammalian and avian wildlife, while also considering reptiles and amphibians.
"Foundations of Wildlife Diseases will interest students of wildlife biology and anyone who works in the field of wildlife management."
– D. A. Brass, Choice
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Introduction to Immunity
Chapter 3: Nematodes, Acanthocephala, Pentastomes and Leeches
Chapter 4: Flatworms: Trematodes and Cestodes
Chapter 5: The Parasitic Insects, Mites and Ticks
Chapter 6: Kingdom Protista
Chapter 7: Kingdom Fungi
Chapter 8: Introduction to Non-Eukaryotic Agents
Chapter 9: Eubacteria
Chapter 10: Viral Diseases Of Wildlife
Chapter 11: Special Topics
Chapter 12: Summary and Future Directions
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Richard G. Botzler is Professor Emeritus at Humboldt State University and coauthor of Environmental Ethics: Divergence and Convergence (2003). He taught the courses Principles of Wildlife Diseases and Advanced Topics in Wildlife Diseases that inspired this book.
Richard N. Brown is Professor of Wildlife at Humboldt State University, where he teaches principles of wildlife diseases and advanced wildlife diseases.